BHMS took part at the Young Chef Olympiad, for the first time, in its 5th edition which was held in India this year from 28th January to February 2nd.

The Young Chef Olympiad is the world’s first ever international young chef Olympiad which was initiated in 2015 in India by IIHM – International Institute of Hotel Management – and the International Hospitality Council, UK. 

The competition was divided into 3 rounds across 4 different cities in India (Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Kolkata), and it included different assignments and events such as the preparation of a national dish by each team and a Gala Dinner with over 400 guests, including international celebrity chefs who were also invited.

Together with participants of 52 countries, BHMS was represented by BHMS’ Culinary Student Gizem Öznacar and her mentor, our Executive Chef & BHMS Culinary Program Leader, Shaun Leonard. 


As the first time taking part in the YCO, BHMS  won the ambassador award.
Although we haven't made  to the final round,  it was a great achievement to be part of this international event.

Our Student Gizem Öznacar has improved her knowledge and skills with the challenge, and she is really grateful for having had the opportunity of meeting other passionate culinary students from all around the world.

We look forward to the next edition of the YCO in 2020!

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